Easy vehicle procurement for HCP’s in 2022 with MediWheels

Welcome to MediWheels! Best wishes for a sterling 2022!It is with humbleness and gratitude that we launch MediWheels, our brand-new vehicle procurement platform dedicated...

Breakthrough infections plus vaccination generate ‘super immunity’ to COVID-19

Breakthrough infections greatly enhance immune response to variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a newly published study from Oregon Health &...

JnJ booster shown to be 85% effective against Covid-19 hospitalisation in...

 Preliminary results from the Phase 3b Sisonke study in South African healthcare workers show that a homologous booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson...

Intermittent fasting shows weight loss, cardiometabolic benefits

Intermittent fasting is associated with beneficial anthropometric and cardiometabolic outcomes, according to a review just published online in JAMA Network Open. Chanthawat Patikorn, Pharm.D., from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok,...

Wishes from MED BRIEF AFRICA

The Publishers, Editors and Executives of Med Brief Africa wish all Readers, Advertisers and Contributors a Joyous Festive Season and a Happy and Healthy...

Q&A with Willem le Grange from MediWheels

1. What is your background?I’m have been intrigued by all things marketing since the late 70`s and started out at Lyceum College as a career...

Journal slams ‘incompetent’ Facebook fact-checking over vaccine article

Editors at The BMJ have released an urgent request to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and parent company Meta regarding a recent "fact-check" on the medical trade journal's...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Risk of infection higher, hospitalisation lower for...

British PM’s take on Omicron ‘alarmist’: SAMA chair

British prime minister Boris Johnston’s take on the Omicron variant is ‘alarmist’, SA Medical Association chair, Dr Angelique Coetzee, told British TV Sky News...

Risk of infection higher, hospitalisation lower for those vaccinated: Omicron insights...

The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination, it was confirmed in a Discovery-led media briefing today when releasing collaborative insights into the Omicron variant, provides 70% protection...

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Here are some the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Scientist adds words of caution on ‘weakening’ virus...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Omicron not a ‘Doomsday scenario’, but vaccine...

Health DG reinstated after suspension over Digital Vibes scandal

Health Director-General, Dr Sandile Buthelezi has been reinstated in his post after he was placed on precautionary suspension in September pending an investigation into...

Reporting antivax doctor not an ethical issue

Reporting a doctor who is an antivaxxer to the HPCSA is not an issue if his or her reasons are not science based, Prof...

SAMA asks for specialised ‘Medical Courts’ to deal with medico-legal cases

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says specialised ‘Medical Courts’ – similar to Labour Courts – must be established to deal with medico-legal cases....

New variant not a ‘Doomsday scenario’, but vaccine inaccessibility still a...

Although likely to be more transmissible than the other variants, the new omnicron variant won’t have any impact on the COVID disease itself as...

Patients with kidney failure may need higher-dose Covid-19 vaccines

Death rates from COVID-19 are especially high in individuals with kidney failure who are on dialysis, making SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in this population a high...

Access to care disrupted for young adults with diabetes in COVID-19

Young adults with diabetes are most likely to report having missed medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic and have lower intention of receiving COVID-19...